Covid19 infections are increasing in hospitals today. Variants of coronaviruses are becoming increasingly important as they mutate. Like the latest UK version, the South African variant includes a mutation known as N501Y that is thought to make the virus more infectious than older versions. Samples of this more transmissible variant is now spreading in East of England (EN10) , London (W7, N17, CR4), North West (PR9) , South East (ME15, GU21), West Midlands (WS2).
As of Feb. 2021 there are 107k Covid related deaths, apart from the substantial mortality that can occur, the cost of care for infections acquired by hospitals will increase as their treatment will lead to even more resistant microbial strains. Some 300,000 healthcare-associated infections every year cost the NHS in excess of £1 billion annually (published on 14th May 2018 in UK parliament research briefing).
Through our extensive line of high-quality disposable ECG leads, temperature probes, SPO2 probes and blood pressure cuffs, exposure to infectious agents and associated cost savings can be minimized. Due to the high quality and compatibility of our accessories, a patient can use a single set of monitoring accessories from admission to discharge – which can improve outcomes by reducing the risk of exposure to infectious agents.